Putin Orders to Beef Up Siberian Firefighting Teams

President Vladimir Putin has ordered reinforcements to battle the out-of-control currently wildfires raging across Russia’s largest and coldest region, the Kremlin said Tuesday. Authorities in the republic of Sakha (Yakutia) announced a state of emergency Sunday as the annual fires that have torn through the Siberian region’s boreal forests reached human settlements, destroying dozens of…

Russia Bars Entry to ‘Anti-Russian’ Britons in Response to Human Rights, Corruption Sanctions

Russia has barred entry to ‘anti-Russian’ British officials in retaliation to human rights and anti-corruption sanctions from London, Moscow announced Monday. Britain in December banned entry to three Russians accused of torturing LGBT people in Chechnya and later to 14 Russians in April as part of global Magnitsky sanctions. “We consider London’s unjustified attacks to be a…

Russia, China Kick Off Joint Military Drills

Russia and China have kicked off joint military exercises as the two countries seek to deepen cooperation amid regional security concerns and deteriorating ties with the United States, the Russian Defense Ministry announced Monday. More than 10,000 troops are taking part in the five-day Zapad/Interaction 2021 drills in northwestern China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region. According…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 10

Russia has confirmed 6,491,288 cases of coronavirus and 166,442 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 531,000. August 10: What you need to know today Russia on Tuesday reported 21,378 new coronavirus cases and 792 deaths. Russia saw more than 530,000 excess deaths between the start…

Rusatom Overseas Receives Russian Regulator’s License for Nuclear Installations Construction

The Russian nuclear regulator, the Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision (Rostekhnadzor), has granted a license to Rusatom Overseas JSC allowing the company to build nuclear installations at nuclear power plants. The license was obtained within the framework of the land-based small modular reactor plant (SMR NPP) construction project with a RITM-200N reactor…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 8

Russia has confirmed 6,447,750 cases of coronavirus and 164,881 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 531,000. August 8: What you need to know today Russia on Saturday reported 22,866 new coronavirus cases and 793 deaths. Russia saw more than 530,000 excess deaths between the start of…

On the Grill: Salmon and Corn Shashlik

And just like that, it’s August, a month when almost anything can happen, and in Russia usually does. Each year the country braces itself for “The August Curse,” the month’s propensity towards natural disasters from hurricanes to floods, and even peat bog fires, combined with a tragic number of air and rail crashes and the…

What’s On in Moscow Aug. 6 – 8

Nargiz With most theaters on tour or closed for the month, a lot of Moscow’s entertainment has migrated outdoors. On Saturday night the Green Theater at VDNKh Park is welcoming Nargiz, a singer from Uzbekistan with a spectacular voice and modern folkloric style. Born to a musical family in Tashkent, Nargiz won many singing awards…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 6

Russia has confirmed 6,402,564 cases of coronavirus and 163,301 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 483,000. August 4: What you need to know today Russia on Friday reported 22,660 new coronavirus cases and 792 deaths. The European Union now recognizes vaccination certificates from San Marino, where…

IOC Investigates Anti-LGBT Slurs Against Olympic Athletes on Russian TV – BBC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is investigating two Russian state-run TV channels over talk shows that disparaged the lifestyles of a transgender and a gay athlete as “perversion” and “abomination,” the BBC has reported. Two of Russia’s most popular channels, Rossiya and Channel One, dedicated several of their late-July talk shows to transgender New Zealand…

Russia-Led Drills Begin on Afghanistan Border

The Russian military’s chief of staff arrived in Central Asia Thursday as Russia held military drills in two ex-Soviet countries bordering Afghanistan where Kabul is struggling to contain a ferocious Taliban offensive.  Valery Gerasimov, chief of the Russian military’s General Staff flew into Uzbekistan — Central Asia’s most populous country — to observe joint Russian-Uzbek military…

High-ranking delegation from People’s Republic Bangladesh visited Rosatom Technical Academy

As part of the visit to the Russian Federation of a high-ranking delegation from Bangladesh, including representatives of the Ministry of Science and Technology, members of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), managers of the Rooppur NPP and representatives of the Bangladesh Embassy, visited Rosatom Technical Academy. The delegation was led by Minister of Science…

Russia ‘Ready’ to Issue Visas to U.S. Embassy Staff – Diplomat

Moscow is ready to issue visas to new U.S. Embassy employees, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday, after the Russian ambassador in Washington decried tight visa-issuing procedures for Russian employees.  Alexander Bikantov, the Foreign Ministry’s deputy spokesman, said Russia is “open for dialogue” despite what he described as Washington’s “unconstructive approach.” “We’re ready to take…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 5

Russia has confirmed 6,379,904 cases of coronavirus and 162,509 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 483,000. August 4: What you need to know today Russia on Thursday reported 23,120 new coronavirus cases and 794 deaths. The European Union now recognizes vaccination certificates from San Marino, where…

OSCE Says Will Not Monitor Russian Duma Elections

International monitors said Wednesday they would not send observers to Russia for next month’s general election because of a limit on numbers imposed by Russian authorities. “We very much regret that our observation of the forthcoming elections in Russia will not be possible,” said Matteo Mecacci, director of the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and…

Russians Among Illegal Belarus-EU Border Crossers – Lithuanian Diplomat

Russian nationals are among the thousands of migrants illegally crossing the border from Belarus to Lithuania, a senior diplomat from the EU member state told Russian media Tuesday. Lithuanian officials say they suspect the migrant crisis is being orchestrated by the regime of Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko in retaliation to EU sanctions over his crackdown on political opponents.…

Russia’s Color Revolution

At the trendy Khlebozavod and Flacon design factories — former industrial spaces turned into shops, galleries and cafes — it seems like everyone’s hair is rainbow-colored. Young men and women have hair that ranges in color tone from pale to neon: mint, lilac, blue, purple, various shades of pink. Some have all their hair dyed,…

Gazprom registered in St. Petersburg

August 4, 2021, 12:20 Photos State registration of amendments to the Articles of Association of Gazprom has been completed. The amendments include the change of the parent company’s location to St. Petersburg. Interdistrict Inspectorate of the Federal Tax Service No. 15 for St. Petersburg has accordingly changed the information on Gazprom’s address in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities. The new location of Gazprom is St. Petersburg. The new address of the…